President Shuntaro Furukawa briefly spoke about Nintendo's mobile business during the recent financial results briefing. He mentioned how overall revenue had expanded, reconfirmed Dr. Mario World and Mario Kart Tour would both be released this summer and spoke about how the Japanese company's mobile apps would continue to engage users:
"We are continuously implementing events and updates and adding more ways to satisfy consumers as we work to optimize how we operate each application. Overall revenue from the mobile business has expanded compared to the previous fiscal year. As previously mentioned, we will release both Dr. Mario World and Mario Kart Tour this summer. This means we will be operating a total of six applications globally starting this summer."
The president of Nintendo further elaborated on this, explaining how each of the six mobile applications was based on different IP and "the goals and the characteristics for the applications" also differed. Moving forward, the general aim is to make Nintendo's IP accessible to as many people as possible:
"Going forward, we will leverage the ubiquity of mobile devices to expand the number of people who have access to Nintendo IP through multiple applications like these."
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